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Africa's death toll rises to 13,797 in nearly 626,000 covid-19 cases

The death toll in Africa due to the covid-19 rose this Wednesday to 13,797, another 341 in the last 24 hours, in almost 626,000 cases, according to the most recent data on the continent's pandemic.

: Josiane Kouagheu/Reuters
Josiane Kouagheu/Reuters  

According to the African Union's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the number of infected people has risen to 625,702, up 14,895 in the last 24 hours, while the number of recoveries is 316,735, plus 10,874.

Southern Africa has the highest number of cases (308,921) and 4551 deaths, the vast majority concentrated in South Africa, the country with the most infections and the most deaths on the entire continent, with 298,292 cases and 4,346 fatalities.

North Africa leads the number of deaths (5,527), with 128,075 infections.

West Africa has 1613 deaths out of 99,115 infected, East Africa has 1,269 fatalities and 48,587 cases, while in Central Africa there are 837 deaths and 41,004 infections.

After South Africa, Egypt is the second country with the most fatalities, having passed the four thousand (4008) and 83,930 cases of infection, following Algeria, with 1,021 dead and 19,733 infected.

Among the five most affected countries is Nigeria, with 754 deaths and 33,616 infected, and Sudan, with 657 deaths and 10,316 cases.

In relation to the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau has the most infections and deaths, with 1,842 cases and 26 fatalities.

Cape Verde has 1,779 infections and 19 deaths, while Mozambique counts 1,268 infected and nine killed.

São Tomé and Príncipe accounts for 736 cases and 14 deaths and Angola has 541 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 26 deaths.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has had 3071 cases and 51 deaths for several days, according to Africa CDC.

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